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Sony says PS4 global sales exceed 2.1 mln units

TOKYO, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Sony Corp said on Tuesday that global sales of its PlayStation 4 game console exceeded 2.1 million units as of Dec. 1.

The number included the 700,000 units sold through in Europe and Australasia launching on Nov. 29, Sony said in a statement.

Sony launched the PS4 in the United States and Canada in mid-November, a week before Microsoft's Xbox One console hit stores, marketing the device aggressively in an advertising blitz that the company believes will pay off during the year-end holiday season.